Fans will be able to get their first peek of the 2016-17 edition of University of Hawai'i men's basketball when the Rainbow Warriors hold their annual Green & White scrimmage on Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Stan Sheriff Center. The event begins at 1:00 p.m. and admission is free.
Arena gates open at noon as fans will have the chance to watch the team go through practice before a controlled scrimmage with multiple periods of varying lengths. Different lineup combinations will be on the floor as players will change teams throughout the afternoon.
There will be plenty of new players to check out on this year's team, which began fall camp last Friday under second-year head coach Eran Ganot. A total of 10 newcomers join this year's squad—five freshmen, four junior college transfers, and one Division I transfer. UH's three returnees include sophomore Zach Buscher, Sheriff Drammeh, and Brocke Stepteau. Meanwhile, sophomore Jack Purchase, who redshirted as a transfer last year, will be ready to take the court this season. Returning senior Mike Thomas will redshirt this season.
Fans will ultimately enjoy an afternoon celebrating both the future and the past. Following the scrimmage, UH will also host an alumni game with more than a dozen former 'Bows taking the court.
The Rainbow Warriors, fresh off a 28-6 season in which they won the Big West and advanced to the program fifth-ever NCAA Tournament, open the regular-season on Nov. 11 with the 52ndAnnual Outrigger Rainbow Classic.
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